Small and Medium Business Accountants in Brighton

Atkinsons specialises in small business accounting in Brighton and Hove.

We aim to provide a higher and more proactive level of service to other accountants all aimed to give the client more.

We look after a wide range of SME's in the South East, serviced from both our Sussex and Surrey offices.

The financial needs of professional services are as varied as they are complex, which is why there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for your business, especially if it has multiple locations. The advisory and accountancy needs of your business vary with your stage of growth, the size of your business, and future expectations, not to mention regulatory constraints. So, these needs must be handled with the utmost care. In order to navigate the challenges or circumstances that your business faces, or wishes to undertake, you will need an accounting firm backed by industry experts. With Atkinsons Accountants, you can expect extensive knowledge, advanced technology, and a commitment to your success.

If you are looking for professional and experienced accountants to steer your business in the right direction, turn to Atkinsons for business advice you can trust. Our reliable family-run firm provides small and medium businesses in Brighton & Hove and New Malden with an extensive range of services. From accountancy, tax solutions and auditing to day-to-day business guidance, our premium services are unrivalled. We are dedicated to providing a consistent, proactive and responsive service, and we value the importance of communication. Consequently, becoming a client of ours means you will always have access to unlimited, reliable and trustworthy advice. Are you ready to delegate your financial matters to accountants you can rely on? Call us today.

Our Comprehensive Small Business Accounting Services

There is an advantage to small businesses in their ability to react and make decisions faster than larger corporations, but if you are overwhelmed with finance management and accounting, this advantage may be lost. For this reason, it is important to gain proficient guidance from qualified accountants who can accelerate your organisation. We offer a broad range of core services to our ever-expanding portfolio of clients.

High-Quality Accountancy in the South East

We supply our clients with advice whenever they need it. For this reason, we make ourselves accessible and readily available for any guidance you may need. The business support we deliver encompasses a multitude of responsibilities that we always approach with diligence and professionalism. Through a strong combination of resources, knowledge and attention to detail, your business is in safe hands with our accountancy firm. In addition to bookkeeping and managing accounts, we can also support small businesses with the following areas:

RTI Payroll

We know that payroll processing can be stressful, especially when it is done manually. Multiple spreadsheets, changing legislation, and deadlines for Real Time Information (RTI) can make the whole process difficult and prone to errors. The payroll solution we provide is designed to make the process as simple as possible. We eliminate the manual aspect by using the latest Cloud technology, and our detail-oriented service, so that your payroll is accurate and your employees are paid on time, every time. Having your payroll and auto enrolment obligations handled by a service provider can improve the efficiency of your business. Having your payroll handled by Atkinsons, for example, removes the hassle of having to stay on top of tax and employment legislation changes, as well as saving you time on the actual administrative tasks of paying your employees - instead, we’ll sort it. It also makes sense to protect your business from penalties for non-compliance, so why not give this important task to a team of professionals?

At Atkinsons, we will provide RTI compliant solutions for your payroll on a weekly or monthly basis. We can also assist with:

  • Form P11Ds, P45s and P60s
  • Send payslips directly to staff emails
  • Provide notice to pay PAYE owings
  • Staff cost reportings
  • Deal with termination and bonus payments

VAT Returns

We offer a full range of VAT services for small, medium and large businesses. Our experts are proficient in this area, which enables us to handle all the technicalities so that you don’t have to. Your dedicated accountant manager will provide you with an all-encompassing VAT service.If switching is a more tax-efficient option, they will assess whether your business is on the most advantageous VAT scheme. There is no need to register for VAT (until you reach revenue of £85k), but if your company is doing well and is projected to reach this target, we can provide you with the information required. The right VAT scheme can be determined through consulting with our accountants to discuss the nature of your business and the products or services you offer. From here, we can help you select from a cash scheme or accrual scheme.

Besides handling the registration process and registering you for the right VAT scheme, we will also keep you informed about the constantly changing VAT laws and regulations. Your business can be managed and developed with complete peace of mind.

Other VAT services we can take charge of include your monthly returns, import and export advice, submitting EC sales lists and registering mini one stop shop (MOSS) returns.

Tax Solutions

Managing a small business means being careful not to pay more tax than you need to. The compliance a business must undertake includes ensuring they pay the right amount of tax but at the lowest possible rate. We offer expert advice and services around tax returns and small business tax, so take advantage of our expertise and bespoke services. Regular tax advice can help you identify potential penalties and opportunities that you might not realise are there if you prepare your corporate tax returns incorrectly. We focus on acquiring the best possible outcome for your organisation through careful tax planning. As part of our accounting and financial services, we offer overseas tax advice, support with capital gains tax and provide structured reviews to maximise tax planning opportunities. What’s more, our services don’t stop there, as we are highly experienced in the following:

Embracing Technology to Transform Accounts

Our accounting services are designed to take the stress out of accounting for Brighton and Hove businesses, because we can help implement proven and efficient accounting practices that will save your business valuable time and money.

Using our experience in cloud accounting, we can ensure your accounts are always up-to-date and accessible to you wherever you go. Cloud-based accounting is the future of accounting services, since it combines with accounting software of the highest standard. Due to HMRC's recent mandate to make tax digital, now is the perfect time to make the change to digital accounting.

As part of our packages and mission to transform businesses, we assist our small and medium business clients in migrating to Xero accounts - a cloud-based collaborative software that automates essential tasks. The online accounting software we assist clients in implementing offers ongoing management information and provides live figures from bank statements. This in-depth, real-time data provided by Xero can truly help a small business excel and develop. By choosing Atkinsons, we will guide you through Xero and ensure it is used to its fullest potential in driving your business forward.

Do I Need an Accountant for My Small Business?

When you do your own accounting for a small business, it can quickly become complex. If you feel you're losing control of who owes you money and how much, an accountant can help you get back on track. Working alongside expert accountants allows you to better manage and understand your finances. Usually, small businesses will onboard an accountant when it comes to their first tax filing to assist them in doing it correctly. Occasionally, it can be challenging for business owners to grasp legislation and compliance procedures, which is where an accountant can apply their knowledge accordingly. Accountancy firms assist with the growth transition as your company expands, relieving a large amount of stress and saving precious time. In addition to measuring key business metrics and managing payroll, experienced accountants, such as Atkinsons, will regularly monitor your accounts and help you better control your business finances.

Why Choose Atkinsons Chartered Accountants?

Here at Atkinsons Chartered Accountants, we pride ourselves on the bespoke services we deliver to a range of clients across Brighton and Hove. For personalised, tailored services that meet your needs, our firm of dedicated accountants are here to help. For us, taking the time to understand your business goals and circumstances is paramount in helping us devise a suitable action plan. We ensure that we go above and beyond for our clients, guaranteeing that they receive the highest level of services.

Our clients range from small local businesses to large corporations, from sole traders to non-profit organisations. To find out how we can help you, request a no-obligation, indicative quote and wait for our timely response.

Our collaborative approach to accountancy ensures that both our business and yours can work harmoniously together. We strive to continuously affirm that the work we carry out is always synonymous with the goals of our clients, tailoring our services to meet your requirements. Atkinsons Accountants are responsive, approachable and always reachable, providing maximum support to optimise your business finances.

If you are a small business owner, limited company, start-up or sole trader and need to get in touch with a specialist, contact Atkinsons today. Alleviate your financial stress by opening an account with our expert team - your financial matters don’t need to be a burden with Atkinsons Accountants by your side.

We can help you with:

  • Choosing and moving over to cloud accounting software
  • Help with setting up efficient in-house accounts teams
  • Business support services including PAYE, VAT and bookkeeping
  • Management reports and budgets
  • Research and Development tax relief
  • Setting up EMI Share schemes for employees
  • Setting up EIS Schemes Corporate taxation within single entities and groups
  • Annual statutory accounts
  • Statutory audits

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